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Technical Outerwear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hendrix, May 23, 2012.

  1. Spatlese

    Spatlese Well-Known Member

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    I believe some models of Acr's bags like the 5TS have gone through iterations with fabric / design tweaks over the past few years and have been made by Bagjack over that period. I happen to like most of their bags, but can see how they may not be as attractive to some peeps.
     
  2. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Well-Known Member

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    so spatlese, are you in N.America? did hanon shop deduct the VAT and how was customs on your purchase?
     
  3. Spatlese

    Spatlese Well-Known Member

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    Yep, western Canada. Hanon deducted VAT and was 'friendly' regarding the customs part of your q. :)

    An important factor -- they used domestic mail vs. say Fedex or UPS, so it came through Canada Post with no customs. This was my experience with a few orders, and I would venture if Canada Post even paid attention, the charge would still be minimal.
     
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  4. snowmanxl

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    thanks bud. good to know they use post instead of the other couriers. :)
     
  5. Tigerprawn

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    I'm not full on techy, but I do own quite a few pieces from Outlier. I echo what someone else said regarding the Climbers being incredibly stretchy and just too form fitting for me. I don't normally wear skinny/slim pants so these were a no go. However, I can totally understand why people who like those cuts would love them because the freedom of movement is pretty absurd. I tried them on and felt like I was wearing running tights. No constriction whatsoever.

    Outlier Keirin Cut Dungarees

    Awesome pants and something I've now come to wear nearly everyday. Roomier thigh if you've got more developed/muscular legs, but still a slimming fit. Breathable, repels grime and liquids, and really just looks like some regular pants. The softness is borderline sweatpants comfort.

    Outlier 3 way shorts

    Best damn shorts I've ever bought. I think the "4Seasons" fabric works much better here in shorts than in the climbers. I've cycled, swam, ran, lounged... They're just the best damn shorts ever. My only gripe is that there is no odd sizing. 30-32-34 etc.

    Outlier Merino Henley

    Just an overall really nice merino piece and fits great. I seem to get a lot of compliments with this piece if that means anything haha

    Also own a bit of Rapha which I think makes some great stuff, but a little overpriced for what you're getting in comparison to other brands. More cycling centric, but they do make pants, jackets, and shirts that would work well out of the saddle. The cuts fit me really well so I keep going back. If you can get the stuff on sale I think it's worth it.
     
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  7. snowmanxl

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    thanks to this vid i bought an umbrella.
    http://www.senzumbrellas.com/collection/senz-smart/?sl=en
     
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  8. Spatlese

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    LOL....last month, I actually had my shopping cart on bagjacks site filled with the Next Level Messenger, a laptop sleeve, AND one of these umbrellas. But went with an Acr as I mentioned before. For those who still think that bagjack is ugly, I kind of agree on the grey, and was considering it in straight black which looked much better to me.
     
  9. snowmanxl

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    ill let you know how it works out. i couldve used it yesterday as it was quite windy/rainy
     
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    nineohtoo Well-Known Member

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    This post needs to be bumped.

    I'm going to rummage through that SuFu thread when I have time later, but any tiny people have experience with ACR gear? I know there are measurements out there, but with these unusual cuts and fabrics, I'm sure these won't fit the same way traditional clothing does. I'm hoping they might be more forgiving.
     
  12. hendrix

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    I can't realy help you there but I'm sure some others will who own or have least tried on the stuff.


    Some time tomorrow I will post a review of the Ma.strum Defense Parka that arived this morning.
     
  13. nineohtoo

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    I want to pick this up, but I know something hooded would be more practical, especially since I don't drive and use public transit:

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  14. hendrix

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    12th Man is having a sale.

    Pretty good prices and I love the garment dyeing. Nice orange colour. Very osti-esque.

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  15. snowmanxl

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    nine, you could always pick up a shadow project bomber and get the hoody attachment. all the pieces, regardless of the season are meant to fit together
     
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    i think there is even a spray to do it. sort of a rubber like the DIY ccp dip sneakers
     
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    What is that?



    Does anyone know whether tailors are commonly willing & comfortable with this sort of thing?

    If I want to slim down a jacket with taped seams, should I be contacting the manufacturer instead?
     
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  19. nineohtoo

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    That's interesting that you posted about seam taping. From what I've heard, it needs to be done by hand and helps contribute quite a bit to domestic labor costs.

    Snow, I looked up some images of those and the way the system works out is cool. I just prefer how the ACR Bomber looks, and to be honest most of my hard goods have a bit of molle and webbing attachments anyways. It would already fit in. It's just my wardrobe went from soft shells and sneakers, to leathers and boots. I feel like I'd have to go back to wearing murdered out Nikes, if not at least something like SFB Chukkas(which are comfortable, I've used full SFBs for work the past two years). Not sure I want to go back to that lol.
     
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